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Blue Agave - State Street

23 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Fun
  • Good for Groups
  • Bar Seating
Established in 1992.

Due to the Success of our first location, Fernando's, we opened a location in 1992 in the booming area of the Gold Coast in downtown Chicago, and still going strong 24 years later.

150+ Tequilas and Addicting Mexican Food Keeps Diners Coming Back For More. Try The Molcajete It's A Lava Rock Shaped Bowl Heated To 400 Degrees Served With Your Choice Of Meat. The Mexican Street Corn Is The Best Corn I've Ever Had . Delicious Barbacoa And Carnitas Fajitas .

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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Hours of operation
Daily 11:30 am–2:00 am
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Phone number
(312) 335-8900
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AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Cross street
Rush Street
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Parking details
Valet parking available as well as and self indoor parking for $12
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We love to host your special event up to 50 people. Please contact Mario Gonzalez at
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout

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Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Blue Agave - State Street can accommodate all of your special event needs.

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What 23 People Are Saying
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4.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Great food. Service a bit slow. Fun vibe.

4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

This place was amazing but really loud service was good and staff tried really hard to make it a wonderful experience.

5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Had a great birthday here!

4.0Dined on February 22, 2018

Dined plenty of times always a great time. This time there were kids running around like kids tend to do but it shouldn't be allowed when people are carrying food and glassware. We had to ask our waiter 3 times to get a manager and speak with the adults in the group. The kids eventually sat down and we went back to trying to enjoy ourselves.

4.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Good food, fun environment. The drinks and happy hour was fantastic. The service was decent, it was a little slow to start but redeemed in the end. I would recommend!

5.0Dined on February 12, 2018

We went here for a casual dinner celebrating my friend’s birthday. The waitress was very helpful giving recommendations - I’m a really picky eater and I prefer vegetarian entrees. Luckily, this place has many dishes where you can substitute or opt for veggies. If you’re looking for a drink, I highly recommend the hibiscus margarita!

5.0Dined on February 6, 2018

The food is amazing and the ambiance was great! I would recommend this place to all my friends!

4.0Dined on April 12, 2013

The Blue Agave had a great atmosphere and our table was great sitting by the windows and being able to look out into the city! The bar area looked fun as we could see it from upstairs. Good drinks too!

5.0Dined on October 11, 2012

My wife and I had a joint bachelor/bachelorette party at Blue Agave, and everything was perfect. Our table for 20 was set up when we walked in, and our waiter with two assistant waiters kept our glasses and chip baskets full. We had a great time and will definitely come back.

3.0Dined on September 30, 2012

Would recommed with reservations. Food was fine, but as previous reviews have mentioned, service was lacking. Pleasant enough waiter took the order for our party of 9 adults and 2 toddlers, delivered the food and then disappeared. Would have ordered another round of drinks had he showed up. Margaritas were ok... NOT great. A bit watered down. We wanted a Mexican place which would be noisy and thus good for the young kids. This fit the bill, but wouldn't rush back. Management: Please note These criticisms easily fixed. You've got a great location and pretty decent food....get with it before you loose your business.

5.0Dined on September 30, 2012

I had great service at Blue Agave and equally great food, not to mention good, strong coffee and an inventive (and strong) margarita. I had shrimp fajita quesadillas, served with cilantro lime rice and borracho beans. The meal was an abundance of food...even without eating the gigantic tortilla in which my shrimp fajita quesadillas were served, I had enough leftovers for a second meal.

3.0Dined on August 31, 2012

Good Mexican,good drinks. Somewhat basic and nothing out of the box. Margarita menu can be a bit confusing...I think they r trying to impress with copious tequila options but it just ends up being confusing

3.0Dined on August 25, 2012

Servers were good, but it took a very long time for our drinks and food to get to us. Food was ok --nothing impressive.

4.0Dined on August 18, 2012

I got the coconut shrimp and loved it! The margaritas were yummy, and our waitress knew a lot about their tequila list to help us choose something special for a shot.

1.0Dined on August 18, 2012

Disappointing experience. Our server accidentally caused a drink to spill into my soup, but didn't offer to replace either. And, I was overcharged for an entree.

4.0Dined on August 3, 2012

Food was good, chips homemade.
Nice authentic tasting Mexican food
Noisy inside - outside seating ok but not a lot of ambiance.

3.0Dined on July 21, 2012

I've been here several times. The food is consistently good, and it's a great spot to kick off the evening with friends before going out to the surrounding bars and clubs

4.0Dined on July 6, 2012

Blue Agave provided a very nice dining experience for us. The margaritas were good, the food was fresh and tasty, and our waitress was attentive. The menu is also extensive, something that is hard to find at Mexican restaurants. All that being said, it didn't stick out in my mind as anything mind-blowing. There isn't anything specific that I didn't like about it, but it didn't overly impress me to the point of returning.

4.0Dined on June 30, 2012

We went to Blue Agave for a birthday celebration. The "skinny" margaritas were good. The wait staff was friendly. The food was very good.

2.0Dined on June 28, 2012

We have come here for the last 5 years, but our experience this time was not very good. The food is still great, but we had to wait almost 10 minutes for service or even to be acknowledged by a waiter after being seated. It wasn't hard to find us since there was only one other table of patrons. Two waiters stood talking to each other but we weren't their concern.
We have our doubts about going back. We always give a place a second chance, and probably will.
However, in this economy we really expect to receive better than mediocre service when spending.

4.0Dined on June 9, 2012

Loved the food and ambiance, our server was missing in action. They have awesome margaritas; I would have had another one if our waitress would have been doing her work... By the way, we think their margaritas are overpriced, we ordered ours with Silver Patron and Cointreau $17+each- for two perhaps better order a bottle of wine.

4.0Dined on June 9, 2012

First timer here for this place! Food was very good overall - table side chips and salsa was very good, although the guacamole app needed some salt and spice. Great neighborhood joint when you want to kick back and have a few margaritas; not a place for a romantic dinner for 2. Place seems to mimic a Chevy's restuarant atmosphere with better food. So dress casual and do worry about dressing to impress as you'll look out of place there. I will be going back!

5.0Dined on May 29, 2012

Omg this place rocks its great atmosphere the staff was great food so Yummy I can't wait to come back. Make sure you try Samantha's avocado margarita